A members’ lodge that gives any skier and snowboarder the opportunity to experience traditional lodge membership, our rates make skiing and snow boarding accessible to anyone.
We take pride in our lodge and whilst it is basic, it is clean, warm and functional.
The lodge is operated by the members and our onsite manager, Warren Smith, will ensure your stay is comfortable - he may even sing you a song - Wazza is the mountain’s resident children’s entertainment performer and plays all around the mountain. So say hello to Waz whether it be at the bottom of Wombat lift or in the Alberg playing to the kids.
Our facilities are shared and we encourage our members to cooperate with each other in all aspects of club life. It is a non-smoking lodge. Smoking is not permitted in any room of the club.
It’s only a brief 10 minute walk into the village with free village bus stop is nearby.
From Mansfield go east along the main street and follow the signs to Mt Buller You will drive through Merrijig, Sawmill Settlement and Merimbah.
At Merimbah you can park your car before going through the gate to the Resort and catch a Mansfield - Mt Buller Busline Bus.
Alternatively, you can pay the entrance fee and continue up the Mt Buller road until instructed to park. Chains must be carried at all times regardless of the weather conditions. After you have parked your car you can catch a 4WD taxi to Nutcracker Lodge.
A free village shuttle bus circulates around the Village and operates in winter months only.
Bus Stop no. 6 is located approx 50 metres from the Lodge entry.
To get most value out of your stay at Nutcracker Ski Lodge, you may arrive in the morning of your first day and leave in the afternoon of your last day.
However, we do ask that you vacate your room by 10am to allow our new guests to settle in. On arrival, bags can be left in the main lounge and you can head out for a days skiing. You will be able to check into your room by 5.00pm and you can see which room you are in by checking this on the whiteboard on the drying room door. When leaving you can ski for the day and leave your bags in the lounge room.
Whilst we take pride in our family friendly atmosphere we still recommend that all valuables and cash are kept on you as we cannot guarantee the security of the lodge.
Pillows, doonas and blankets are provided. All you need are your own bedsheets and pillowcases or, if you prefer, your sleeping bag.
At Merimbah you can park your car before going through the gate to the Resort and catch a Mansfield - Mt Buller Buslines bus, or you can pay the entrance fee and continue up the Mt Buller road until instructed to park. Chains must be carried.
Note: Members and Guests can make there way to Nutcracker by taking the Mt Buller Taxis from the car parks on the mountain.
Established in 1964, Nutcracker has maintained its reputation to be a rustic, affordable and family friendly club.
We take pride in our lodge and whilst it is basic, it is clean, warm and functional. Our club is a shared experience and we therefore do require our members to co-operate and show patience and understanding.
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